[Samba] Samba Shares Suddenly Look Empty with 3.0.28a

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Fri Jun 20 18:22:05 GMT 2008

On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 10:47:08AM -0400, Andy Liebman wrote:
> Does this problem sound familiar to anybody.  On a busy Linux server 
> that exports lots of Samba Shares for video editing, upgrading from 
> Samba 3.0.23d to Samba 3.0.28a has caused a huge problem.
> After several hours of use, ALL exported Samba Shares suddenly appear to 
> have NO FILES to ALL CONNECTED OS X CLIENTS. Also, it is still possible 
> to log into shares (so to some extent, Samba is still working). But when 
> you log in, the shares look empty as well.
> There are NO ERROR MESSAGES in the standard "level 3" samba logs. There 
> are no error messages in the syslog. smbd seems to be running fine. 
> Restarting Samba, and reconnecting to the shares brings the files back.
> The problem I am describing has been very reproducible. It's just a 
> matter of waiting a few hours and occurs. Reverting back to Samba 
> 3.0.23d makes the problem go away.
> Any ideas?

Can you get traffic captures from when the OSX clients
are failing to see the files. Sounds like something George
and James would be interested in looking at.


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